The only national-level groups are Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs). Democracy in member-based groups gave way to grant-dependence. Some groups simply used their top-down structures to mold themselves into the image foundations desired.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: 1. Dru Oja Jay is the founder of the Media Coop network in Canada. He also built GEO's new website and continues to advise on its use and development. 2. NPIC is an acronym for "the nonprofit industrial complex.")